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HOW TO FORMAT A WRITE PROTECT USB DRIVE

MY KINGSTON DATA TRAVELER SAY WRITE PROTECTED HOW CAN I FORMAT IT CAUSE WHEN I FORMAT IT DIRECTLY IT SAY DEVICE IS WRITE PROTECTED BUT MY USB DEVICE DOES NOT HAVE THAT KIND OF SPECIFICATION TO HAVE A WRITE PROTECT DISK

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  • Anonymous Jan 20, 2008

    my kinsgton usb won't work. when i try to open the files on my pc, it says that it needs to be re-formatted. but when i try to re-format it, it says that it can't be re-formatted because it is write-protected. i know that for floppy discs, you can choose to have it write-protected simply by pushing/sliding a notch on the disc. however, i don't see any similar notch/button on my usb. how do i solve this? Help!!!

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2008

    write protect

  • Anonymous Apr 06, 2008

    iam not able to delete the files in my kingston 2gb pen drive.It is telling me that it is write protected. how to delete the files and re-use this drive.

  • Anonymous Apr 22, 2008

    MY KINGSTON DATA TRAVELER SAY WRITE PROTECTED HOW CAN I FORMAT IT CAUSE WHEN I FORMAT IT DIRECTLY IT SAY DEVICE IS WRITE PROTECTED BUT MY USB DEVICE DOES NOT HAVE THAT KIND OF SPECIFICATION TO HAVE A WRITE PROTECT DISK

  • Anonymous Apr 26, 2008

    i have advance 1 gb usb disk. when i try to copy or format, saying "disk is write protected. pls remove write protection and try again..". though i have no write protection option in it. is that error bcoz of my usb is damaged or something ???

  • mohd reza Apr 30, 2008

    0 bytes and write protection !!!!

  • Anonymous May 05, 2008

    i have same problem please solve this.

  • jaybeemeanne May 08, 2008

    cannot copy bacause its write protected....and it has no button to unlock this flash....how could it be!!!!my flash drive stored 1 gig!!!!

  • ViRo May 13, 2008

    I have the same problem, a Write Protection error.

    I have edited the registry, that didn't work...

    I have booted from my windows CD to delete the partition, that didn't work either. (Just thought it might work that way)

    I also tried to format it in My Computer, command prompt and in Disk Management, neither of that was a success. I also changed the the drive letter, you can guess by now what happened....... I can't do anything with my 2GB Kingston USB drive... Not even de-frag it, not to mention to copy my DATA to some place else... If any one has any suggestions, I surely will give it a try!! Because if have tried anything and everything that I could possibly think of !

  • noorani Jun 14, 2008

    i have same problem for the format the drive

  • iceburry Jun 14, 2008

    MY KINGSTON DATA TRAVELER DRIVE SAY WRITE PROTECTED HOW CAN I FORMAT IT CAUSE WHEN I FORMAT IT DIRECTLY IT SAY DEVICE IS WRITE PROTECTED BUT MY USB DEVICE DOES NOT HAVE THAT KIND OF SPECIFICATION TO HAVE A WRITE PROTECT DISK

  • ali ghani Jun 18, 2008

    it is same to me, my i know how can i solve it?

  • fahim371 Jun 19, 2008

    MY KINGSTON DATA TRAVELER SAY WRITE PROTECTED HOW CAN I FORMAT IT CAUSE WHEN I FORMAT IT DIRECTLY IT SAY DEVICE IS WRITE PROTECTED BUT MY USB DEVICE DOES NOT HAVE THAT KIND OF SPECIFICATION TO HAVE A WRITE PROTECT DISK

  • sunny_9988 Jun 19, 2008

    how to remove write protection in 4 GB transcend pendrive

  • Anonymous Jun 24, 2008

    the drive cannot be written to and cannot be write to. When tried the response is ' the drive is write protected, to proceed, remove the write protection'.

  • une_jom_2003 Jun 30, 2008

    i can not import or delete nothing in my usb disk it says the disk is write protected please remove it how can i do it.please help me/

  • dqatar Jul 01, 2008

    Same problams me also so please let me how to solve

  • ME LIQ Jul 01, 2008

    MY KINGSTON DATA TRAVELER SAY WRITE PROTECTED HOW CAN I FORMAT IT CAUSE WHEN I FORMAT IT DIRECTLY IT SAY DEVICE IS WRITE PROTECTED BUT MY USB DEVICE DOES NOT HAVE THAT KIND OF SPECIFICATION TO HAVE A WRITE PROTECT DISK

  • seenuvenket Jul 08, 2008

    MY KINGSTON DATA TRAVELER SAY WRITE PROTECTED HOW CAN I FORMAT IT CAUSE
    WHEN I FORMAT IT DIRECTLY IT SAY DEVICE IS WRITE PROTECTED BUT MY USB
    DEVICE DOES NOT HAVE THAT KIND OF SPECIFICATION TO HAVE A WRITE PROTECT
    DISK

  • khorly Jul 15, 2008

    i couldn't format my USB(Kingstone 1G).it always show your Flash is Write protec Please send resoulotion to me by Email.

  • Anonymous Jul 16, 2008

    MY KINGSTON DATA TRAVELER SAY WRITE PROTECTED HOW CAN I FORMAT IT CAUSE
    WHEN I FORMAT IT DIRECTLY IT SAY DEVICE IS WRITE PROTECTED BUT MY USB
    DEVICE DOES NOT HAVE THAT KIND OF SPECIFICATION TO HAVE A WRITE PROTECT
    DISK

  • Anonymous Jul 16, 2008

    MY KINGSTON DATA TRAVELER SAY WRITE PROTECTED HOW CAN I FORMAT IT CAUSE WHEN I FORMAT IT DIRECTLY IT SAY DEVICE IS WRITE PROTECTED BUT MY USB DEVICE DOES NOT HAVE THAT KIND OF SPECIFICATION TO HAVE A WRITE PROTECT DISK

  • Anonymous Jul 24, 2008

    Flash drive 1GB

  • Anonymous Aug 03, 2008

    i am unable to format the pendrive kingston it is giving the message the disk is wite protected

  • Anonymous Aug 06, 2008

    my pen drive show me write protect it does not format

  • Anonymous Aug 08, 2008

    My data traveller has write protect.

  • TLCinSLC Aug 13, 2008

    Kingston 2GB USB Hard jump drive is write protected. I need to format or delete the files.

  • disaster3019 Aug 16, 2008


    drive can not be formatted it says its write protected

  • veld Aug 29, 2008

    i want to remove the write protection from memory stick

  • Anonymous Aug 29, 2008

    copied loads of music files to my new usb stick,but cannot delete any. Message saying write protected any help appreciated. Paul.

  • mfn5005 Aug 31, 2008

    Tried to reformat but it says write protect

  • Anonymous Sep 13, 2008

    when i format the drive its showing disk write protected

  • jeannie2363 Sep 29, 2008

    CAN;T FORMAT PROTECTED

  • Airis Oct 31, 2008

    Can't write data or format my 2GB Kingston DataTraveler. I tried Windows Disk Manager, Windows XP Installation CD, Windows 98SE Installation CD (fdisk) and Partition Magic. All programs ended with an errer message saying "The disk is write protected".

  • speedwael Nov 10, 2008

    I HAVE A 4 GB KINGSTONE DATA TRAVELER SAY WRITE PROTECTED HOW CAN I FORMAT IT CAUSE WHEN I FORMAT IT DIRECTLY IT SAY DEVICE IS WRITE PROTECTED BUT MY USB DEVICE DOES NOT HAVE THAT KIND OF SPECIFICATION TO HAVE A WRITE PROTECT DISK

  • pranikuttan Jan 06, 2009

    my pendrive cannot be formatted

  • vish_chauhan Jan 06, 2009

    i have laptop and its show pen drive when i connect it to USB but when i want to format or copy paste its give me msg like "Your pen drive is write protected"

    Please send me the solution if you have. I need it seriously.....

  • Anonymous Feb 16, 2009

    the apecer software worked but still i cant save files in it .... write protected ...Kingstone is a big head ache la

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2009

    MY KINGSTON 4GB DATA TRAVELER SAY WRITE PROTECTED HOW CAN I FORMAT IT CAUSE WHEN I FORMAT IT DIRECTLY IT SAY DEVICE IS WRITE PROTECTED BUT MY USB DEVICE DOES NOT HAVE THAT KIND OF SPECIFICATION TO HAVE A WRITE PROTECT DISK

  • phoenix_d Mar 24, 2009

    MY KINGSTON 4GB DATA TRAVELER SAY WRITE PROTECTED HOW CAN I FORMAT IT CAUSE WHEN I FORMAT IT DIRECTLY IT SAY DEVICE IS WRITE PROTECTED BUT MY USB DEVICE DOES NOT HAVE THAT KIND OF SPECIFICATION TO HAVE A WRITE PROTECT DIS

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2009

    i have lost my usb driver so plz tell me how to fix it



  • Kevin Scott May 11, 2010

    Below you will find the link to Kingston's support page, choose your jump drive and review the FAQ section for more information. You did not list which of the drives you own.

    http://www.kingston.com/support/USBFLASH...

  • simila john Feb 08, 2013

    yes

  • Vladimir Dimitrov
    Vladimir Dimitrov Nov 07, 2013

    Thanks alot mate that program help me too :D

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MY KINGSTON DATA TRAVELER SAY WRITE PROTECTED HOW CAN I FORMAT IT CAUSE WHEN I FORMAT IT DIRECTLY IT SAY DEVICE IS WRITE PROTECTED BUT MY USB DEVICE DOES NOT HAVE THAT KIND OF SPECIFICATION TO HAVE A WRITE PROTECT DISK.
I had same problem. I fix it with suggestion of 1st guest. I download program from site http://www.apacer.com/en/support/downloads/Repair_v2.9.1.1.zip, and program formated USB and he work fine now. TY for advice.

Posted on Jul 24, 2008

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  • yalo Aug 04, 2010

    thanksssssssssssssssss

  • henrybarbu Dec 09, 2010

    I am not ok because error is "usb flash disk not found".Please advice me again!

  • cortadoroge Jan 20, 2011

    thank you very much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • manas2011 Feb 10, 2011

    dis procedure is not working..anyway thanks

  • ashishtyagi4 Feb 27, 2011

    Thanks a lot friend

  • Muhammad Raheel Kayani
    Muhammad Raheel Kayani Oct 21, 2011

    Oh my God... It works... I tried so many things like reg edit etc etc... but only this software works. I am really thankful to you...

  • ASHISH KUMAR Nov 26, 2011

    Thanks a lot dear.............it will work fine

  • akkartik
    akkartik Oct 03, 2012

    Dear, when I open the above download file to repair my pendrive, I get the message " Preformat not support this IC". Pls suggest some solution

  • akkartik
    akkartik Oct 03, 2012

    Even after trying it, I get the message " Preformat not support this IC"

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Just cligk on this website http://www.apacer.com/en/support/downloads/Repair_v2.9.1.1.zip, download. connect ur pendrive to ur system just open the downloaded file.

Posted on Oct 07, 2008

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  • MALAK1989 Oct 22, 2010

    THANK U VERY MUCH

  • shajjarmalik Feb 18, 2011

    Thanks. It works

  • lunacyrcus Feb 27, 2011

    Thank's.worked...
    Very good solution

  • Jahangir0104 Apr 17, 2011

    Wow .........! u r genius & extra ordinary cause last5/6days i also suffer "write Protection" issue . trying lots of way to but unable to get succes after follow Gowtham1992 suggestion i made it. thnaks brother. good luck

  • hoszah May 08, 2011

    It's OK. It works properly. Thanks.

  • LA DE Sep 20, 2012

    YOU SAVED MY LIFE !!! THANK YOU A TRILLION!

  • jvnkumargupt
    jvnkumargupt Dec 25, 2012

    not working

  • ramesh_rimal
    ramesh_rimal Feb 01, 2013

    not working

  • Aivis Asti?s
    Aivis Asti?s Dec 09, 2013

    not working " Preformat not support this IC"

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When i download the : http://www.apacer.com/en/support/downloads/Repair_v2.9.1.1.zip i se USB flash disk not found ! please helpe me !! i have kingston 8 GB the ^probléme is disk is write-protected

Posted on Jul 07, 2010

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    i_breaker8 Oct 26, 2012

    I've got successful for using this software. Many thanks....

  • dhiman_amrin
    dhiman_amrin Nov 13, 2012

    also i have same problem as it comes ..usb drive not found.. what should i do.....plzzzzz tell me

  • somir kumar ray May 01, 2013

    also i have same problem as it comes ..usb drive not found.. what should i do.....plzzzzz tell me

  • hana Jun 27, 2013

    me too

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Download "AH320 LFormat Utility" below link make a low level format.It fixed my data traveller.

http://emea.apacer.com/en/support/downloads.asp#

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First try to see is there any lock in your usb pen drive and see if its not locking the pen drive, because some pen drives comes with that option to protect usb ..if its not

Use the Registry Hack to Disable Writing to USB Drives
Here is the link .just download the zip folder and after opening the folder you will find a file just double click on it..

http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/DisableUSBWrite.zip
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Its a problem with the drive. cantact manuactuer for help and replacement

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Yeah its great, thanks for the help guys, this program helps.
http://www.apacer.com/en/support/downloads/Repair_v2.9.1.1.zip
Just dont forget to remove your flash drive even if the utility says it failed.. and format the drive with disk management.. And its done!

Posted on Apr 08, 2009

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MY KINGSTON DATA TRAVELER SAY WRITE PROTECTED HOW CAN I FORMAT IT CAUSE WHEN I FORMAT IT DIRECTLY IT SAY DEVICE IS WRITE PROTECTED BUT MY USB DEVICE DOES NOT HAVE THAT KIND OF SPECIFICATION TO HAVE A WRITE PROTECT DISK

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Great work...Thanks I downloaded the tool from http://www.apacer.com/en/support/downloads/Repair_v2.9.1.1.zip
It worked great. I tried many tools from hp and others but this tool formatted my Kingstom DT1 4GB USB. Now my USB is working fine.
I had the problem "Disk is write protected" when formatting the disk.

Posted on Nov 16, 2009

  • omundi geoffrey Sep 20, 2012

    mine has not worked out.it still tells me the disk is write protected

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How to remove a write protection from your USB memory Stick if there is no Write protection ON or OFF button on stick then
1. Shutdown your computer or laptop
2. Insert USB Memory Stick into your laptop or Computer
3. Turn on laptop and then immediately start pressing (F8) key then Advanced Boot Options screen will come up
4. Select Safe Mode with Command Prompt
5. After loading files if your USB Memory Stick drive letter is (G) for example then write as
6. C:\windows\system32>G: and press enter
7. G:\>format G: and press enter
8. If ask you (Y/N) then press (Y) and press enter
9. Now a full format will start which remove write protection from USB Memory Stick.
Note:
Before removing USB from your computer, Always remove it safely by going into to my computer then right click on USB and click eject.

Posted on Jan 20, 2013

  • eesso Feb 05, 2013

    THANK YOU "IT WORK GOOD NOW"

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Thnks a lot bro. its been a long time w8ing to find the answer...IT WORKS...thank you so much

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Yes my problem of write protection was solved by solution number 3 that with the user name gowthm1992. i just downloaded the file from the link and conented my usb with pc.and run that file.the file formatted the usb. and after that i formatted the usb by my self by right clicking on it this helped me alot u can also try it. thanks

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Maybe this could help somebody with write protected usb key.
Mine I got from my friend who wanted to trash it, i ve given it a try, but none of these solutions worked
Repair_v2.9.1.1.zip - useless
Use the Registry Hack to Disable Writing to USB Drives - is useless as well, because the key should work on another pc, editign registry affects only that one machine, this key was not ready by any PC, etc.
I had to scanvenge my key, take out the chip and put the chip No. into google. Then i found 3 or 4 links to diverse repair tools located here:
http://flashboot.ru/index.php?name=iflash
Dont be afraid of .ru sites :D
Mine was an Hynix key and applicable software was the Super Stick recovery tool here:
http://flashboot.ru/index.php?name=Files&op=view_file&lid=251
I simply plugged in the usb, ran the exe file and recovered the key, is working now, but give me a hint how to make a replacement for the broken plastic housing :D :D

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Message to solution #9

You can download the kingston utility for windows 98 then you can just right click the execube (.exe) then go to compatibily and select WIndows 98 and then try running it.

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Found this on Kingston's support page.

  1. Verify that you are allowed to write to removable storage devices. There may be a security setting in the OS that disables write access to removable storage devices.
  2. Make sure you have not enabled write protection on the drive by using a third party software.
  3. If none of the above apply, the drive may be defective. Contact Kingston Technical Support for further assistance.

Posted on Jan 30, 2008

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I had the same kind of problem with my 32GB Transcend drive. I tried all the things I found in the internet (Apacer software, Registry fixes, Kingston software, HP Flash Disk software, you name it!) but nothing worked. Always I got Write protected error. Finally I found the program called MiniRMATool which solved the problem. Search MiniRMATool_XP2K_v1.rar in Google, run it and then you will be able to format your drive.

Posted on Jun 23, 2008

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    This software is a piece of garbage. When I ran the installation file, all it did was to download and install a piece of torrent downloader software which I then had to delete. Now I'm going to scan my PC to see if any malware or viruses were also installed.

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My 2GB kingston usb showed write protection message,i tried many things but failed.Then i followed solution no. 3 and it worked wonders. i am very thankful to the person who posted it, your post was really helpful.

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Good work

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Anyone cant figure till now must stop looking.
I have the ultimate solution .(worked by every neighbours and people and by myself)
Plug the usb to xbox 360 (if don't have go to friends home or go to a place where they have a store of games to play on xbox for a price hourly)
Plug usb to xbox 360
go to settings>storage>SELECT YOUR USB
click configure now
after configuring unplug usb
plug it into the pc and now select the format from window main computer screen
it now will be formatted
Thanks for seeing this
HOPE I HELPED>>>>>!!!!!

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Bahi Log mai nai window ki to os mai usb show kari to mai nai osay wahan say delete partition kya to jab mai nai window open ki to to mere usb format manghrahi hai to mai osay format kar rahahoon to woh write protection error dayraha hai kaisay hall karo
Please
Batao

Posted on Dec 02, 2012

I search on internet for  MiniRMATool_XP2K_v1.rar but I can't find it. Someone that have this tool can share it please. Thanks.

Posted on Oct 30, 2008

  • Lyndhurst Bodden Sep 03, 2013

    This software is a piece of garbage. When I ran the installation file, all it did was to download and install a piece of torrent downloader software which I then had to delete. Now I'm going to scan my PC to see if any malware or viruses were also installed.

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I had used an encryption utility for imation on my kingston and it locked it up and i couldnt open it with the app or any other solution until i tried the app suggested by: Solution #2 posted on Jul 12, 2008 http://www.apacer.com/en/support/downloads/Repair_v2.9.1.1.zip Though brutal, and it said it didn't work, afterwards I was able to format with any other utility. no more locked drive. Thanks to whoever posted it.

Posted on Sep 07, 2008

  • bali_baloch Apr 23, 2011

    THNX ALOT MY WRITE PROTECTED USB BECAME FORMAT THROUGH "REPAIR"SOFTWARE BUT ITS STILL WRITE PROTECTED...SO HOW TO REMOVE ITS WRITE PROTECTION

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Download killdisk from http://www.killdisk.com/downloadfree.htm
to format write protected usb disk.

Posted on Jul 07, 2008

  • Lyndhurst Bodden Sep 03, 2013

    Sorry, but KillDisk was unable to format my write-protected Lacie 16GB Cookey flash drive.

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Tanks a ton for this http://www.apacer.com/en/support/downloads/Repair_v2.9.1.1.zip, for this. it works for windowx xp/ thank you so much.

Posted on Sep 02, 2012

My kingston flash drive had the following symptoms:
- Could read data
- Couldn't write/format ("write-protection error")
- Every file had the "archive" flag set. (attrib command in dos prompt)
It was fixed running the low-level formatting utility from Apacer website.
http://www.apacer.com/en/support/downloads/Repair_v2.9.1.1.zip
(named "HT203 Handy Steno 2.0 Repair Tool" - or XXXX Repair Tool, for the software is model/manufacturer independent.)
Be careful to have only the flash drive you need to repair connected to your computer, as the software is quite 'interfaceless', and doesn't even allow you to choose which drive you want to format - seems to me it assumes the first removable drive available.
Wish you guys the best of luck.
.dcsc

Posted on Jul 12, 2008

  • Prince Asim Jan 12, 2012

    thnx friend for shareing files that's good working 100%

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the drive isnt write protected the usbport or the connection is loose so that the computer is showing the drive as read only drive also you can format it using command and also setting off the read only attribute that may have been put by a virus also softwares like usbcillin makes pen drive writeprotected take care

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SOURCE: HOW TO FORMAT A WRITE PROTECT USB DRIVE

try this tool HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool!!

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SOURCE: I HAVE A 4 GB

Click Start
Click Run
Type CMD
Press Enter
Type CHKDSK q: /F
where 'q:' is the drive-letter assigned by Windows to your Kingston.
Press Enter.
When "check-disk" has completed, Windows will remote the "write-protect".

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MY KINGSTON 4GB DATA TRAVELER SAY WRITE PROTECTED HOW CAN I FORMAT IT CAUSE WHEN I FORMAT IT DIRECTLY IT SAY DEVICE IS WRITE PROTECTED BUT MY USB DEVICE DOES NOT HAVE THAT KIND OF SPECIFICATION TO HAVE A...


Click Start
Click Run
Type CMD
Press Enter
Type CHKDSK q: /F <--- where 'q' is the drive-letter assigned by Windows to your Kingston.
After "check-disk" has repaired all the errors, your device can be formatted.

Nov 13, 2010 | Kingston Computers & Internet

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I HAVE A 4 GB KINGSTONE DATA TRAVELER SAY WRITE PROTECTED HOW CAN I FORMAT IT CAUSE WHEN I FORMAT IT DIRECTLY IT SAY DEVICE IS WRITE PROTECTED BUT MY USB DEVICE DOES NOT HAVE THAT KIND OF SPECIFICATION TO...


Click Start
Click Run
Type CMD
Press Enter
Type CHKDSK q: /F
where 'q:' is the drive-letter assigned by Windows to your Kingston.
Press Enter.
When "check-disk" has completed, Windows will remote the "write-protect".

Nov 13, 2010 | Kingston (DTIU3/2GB) 2 GB USB Hard Drive

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I can't format,add or delete files form my flash it's Kingston 16GB Data Traveler G2


kingston is not good USB.....it is easy to be write protected.......difficult to solve

Oct 09, 2010 | Kingston (DTIU3/2GB) 2 GB USB Hard Drive

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Remove the write protection on 2GB USB Kingston Data Traveler 100


Found this on Kingston site, doesn't help much but may point you in the right direction.

Unfortunately this unit does not have any security or write protection feature. If you receive a write protection message with this drive, check for the following:
  1. Verify that you are allowed to write to removable storage devices. There may be a security setting in the OS that disables write access to removable storage devices.
  2. Make sure you have not enabled write protection on the drive by using a third party software.
  3. If none of the above apply, the drive may be defective.

Jun 02, 2009 | Kingston (DTIU3/2GB) 2 GB USB Hard Drive

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HOW TO FORMAT A WRITE PROTECT USB DRIVE


I try to answer this even it is late.

If this doesn'thave any movable switch. Actually very small switch on part of it. You got virus in it. Usually it is hidden, and usually name AUTORUN.INF. run scan to your usb drive.

Jan 10, 2009 | Electronics - Others

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HOW TO FORMAT A WRITE PROTECT USB DRIVE


the drive isnt write protected the usbport or the connection is loose so that the computer is showing the drive as read only drive also you can format it using command and also setting off the read only attribute that may have been put by a virus also softwares like usbcillin makes pen drive writeprotected take care

Aug 26, 2008 | Transcend (TS40GSJ25) 40 GB Hard Drive

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HOW TO FORMAT A WRITE PROTECT USB DRIVE


repair_v2.9.1.1.zip
good program. kdt100-4gb now is ok

Apr 05, 2008 | Kingston Technologies 512MB DataTraveler I...

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